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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 10:21 PM
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Please post, if you have any info: Are apartment owners required to provide barrier-free housing?
Edited on Mon Feb-15-10 10:22 PM by Fridays Child
Specifically, can an individual who was clearly disabled at move-in, and who has since become further disabled, request a unit (or modification of his current unit) to include a walk-in shower? And, if the law says it must be provided to him, can the apartment owner charge more for such a unit or for modification? In this case, the person in need can no longer raise either leg up high enough to clear the edge of the bathtub. Management told him that, with documentation from his doctor, he may, at his own expense, modify his apartment.

Any information or even a point in the right direction would be much appreciated. This is in Arizona, by the way, if it makes a difference.

Thank you!
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Kurt Remarque Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 10:29 PM
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1. try this
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 11:59 AM
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3. Thank you!
Lots of information there. :hi:
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 10:29 PM
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2. Info? You want info?
Here you go!

http://www.ada.gov /


Or, call the folks in your state. The Fair Housing people in most states are tops and know their stuff and will help you .

http://www.housingaz.com/ShowPage.aspx?ID=133
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 11:59 AM
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4. Those look like some good sites. I'll check them out.
Thanks! :hi:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 05:03 PM
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5. That's pretty much what the fair housing law says
you have the right to modify your apartment, but the landlord doesn't have to pay for it.

Many nonprofits, such as Centers for Independent Living (this post originates from a CIL in CA), offer assistance with home modifications for accessibility. Here's a list of the CILs in AZ:

http://www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/arizona...

they are in Phoenix, Tucson, Sierra Vista (in between), Prescott Valley (northern AZ), Yuma (southwest AZ) and the Navajo Nation (yes, it has its own!)
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Traveling_Home Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 05:59 PM
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6. Yes Yes Yes----->Center for Independent Living
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